|The Gladstone Colony: An Unwritten Chapter of Australian History - James Francis Hogan|
This is an early history of the failed attempt to found the colony of North Australia at Gladstone, in what is now Central Queensland. It also describes the settlement in Gladstone after the failed colony, the rivalry with Brisbane for the role of state capital, and the popular madness of the gold rush. It concludes with some chapters concerning the colonial ideals of Mr Gladstone, giving his context and justification for the expense of bringing Gladstone into existence...
Keywords: Gladstone; Queensland; Australian history; Colonies in Australia
|Australian nurses in Vietnam - excerpt - Siobhan McHugh|
Excerpt from Minefields and Miniskirts, a 3-hour radio series and book by Siobhan McHugh, featuring stories of Australian women who were in Vietnam during the war as nurses, journalists, entertainers and more. The stage adaptation by Terence O'Connell has played to over 50,000 people in Australia.
Keywords: Vietnam war; women in war; Australian history; nurses
|THE GHOST OF FREDERICK FISHER - JAMES W DOWNING|
THIS WORK COMPRISES SIXTEEN EPISODES, AND WAS WRITTEN AS A TELEVISION SERIES. THE AUTHOR STRONGLY BELIEVES HIS INTENSIVE RESEARCH AND INTERVIEWS WITH DESCENDANTS OF 'THE GHOST' HAVE ENABLED HIM TO PRODUCE THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF THIS FASCINATING STORY FROM EARLY AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL TIMES! HIS MANUSCRIPT UPON WHICH IT IS BASED EARNED HIM A CIVIC RECEPTION BY THE CAMPBELLTOWN COUNCIL, AND INTEREST IN THE TRUTH BEHIND FISHER'S MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE AND REPORTS OF THE GHOSTLY SIGHTING STILL INT...
Keywords: PARAPSYCHOLOGY; APPARITIONS; GHOSTS; FISHER'S GHOST; FISHER'S GHOST CREEK; Campbelltown; NSW; Australia; FISHER'S GHOST FESTIVAL; AUSTRALIAN HISTORY; EARLY COLONIAL AUSTRALIA; HAUNTINGS
|We of the never never - Mrs Aeneas Gunn|
History of life experienced by early settlers in outback Australia. This is an abridged and adapted version for use in schools. Published in Melbourne by Robertson & Mullens in 1944
Keywords: Australian outback; Australian history; Outback Australia; Aeneas Gunn; Daly Waters; Northern Territory; Katherine River; Roper River; stockmen; fizzer; Overland Telegraph Line; Elsey Station